Orthodoxy and The Environment

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew IEverything that lives and breathes is sacred and beautiful in the eyes of God. The whole world is a sacrament. The entire created cosmos is a burning bush of God’s uncreated energies. And humankind stands as a priest before the altar of creation, as microcosm and mediator. Such is the true nature of things; or, as an Orthodox hymn describes it, “the truth of things,” if only we have the eyes of faith to see it.  -   Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I


 

The Green Patriarch

The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church is a prominent leader in the environmental movement. Learn why Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is refered to as "The Green Patriarch"

Patriarchal Addresses

Read addresses by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the environment.

Common Declarations

Read common declarations on the environment by the Orthodox Church and other faiths.

Ecological Symposia

Learn more about the world-wide ecological symposia sponsored by the The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

 

 

 

 

Documents

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Media Links

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Latest News

Video Message By His All-Holiness To The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Venerable brother hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, It is deeply moving for us to join you in spirit and in prayer as you commence the deliberations of your meeting. We assure you of our personal wholehearted prayers and the sincerest wishes of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read more...

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